Ex-Celtic defender Mark Wilson reckons Neil Lennon will "find a way" to sign Fraser Forster on a permanent basis.

The goalkeeper was the standout for the Hoops in Sunday's Betfred Cup final and helped his side secure the trophy.

Celts have splashed the cash previously with £9million Odsonne Edouard and £7million Christopher Jullien both costing a pretty penny.

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But Wilson - who played alongside Forster during his first stint at Parkhead - reckons the Southampton loan star is just as vital as anyone in the starting XI - as Sunday's performance proved.

Asked on Ladbrokes Social Club if Celtic could sign Forster on a permanent deal, Wilson said: "I think they will find a way.

"He's been that good and made such a difference in European football and he's done it on the big stage as well.

"He's got such a good relationship with Neil Lennon. I was there first time around when Neil brought him and the two got on great.

"He was one of the first names that Neil wanted to bring. It shows he trusts him.

"Celtic are used to signing £9million or £10million on strikers but it's just as important at the other end."